The Peugeot 508 sedan and wagon has been given a mild facelift, as long with some new tech and updated engines.
Peugeot’s design team has tweaked the details of the 508 four years on from its debut. The biggest changes occur up front where the 508 has been given a flatter bonnet, which feeds into a more upright grille that ditches the Audi single-frame style for something a little more Volvo-esque.
The Peugeot lion has moved from the leading edge of the bonnet to a more prominent position in the centre of the grille.
Flanking the new grille are a reworked set of headlights with dark bezels. All the lighting elements up front, including the fog lights, headlights, indicators and daytime running lights, are LED-powered.
At the rear, the facelifted 508 sedan wears reworked taillights and a new rear bumper that juts out more prominently.
On the inside, top-spec 508 models will incorporate a new 7.0-inch monitor to display the entertainment and navigation system. Unlike the outgoing system, which was driven by a rotary knob and an extensive collection buttons on the dashboard and centre tunnel, the new screen is touch-sensitive affair.
According to Peugeot this change has significantly reduced the amount of dashboard clutter – and judging by the images it certainly appears a more fuss-free place. Along with the new touch-screen, a reverse-view camera and blind-spot monitoring system join the list of available tech for the first time.
Under the bonnet there’s an updated version of the 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine with a bit more power than before, 123kW compared to the outgoing model’s 115kW. This motor can be paired to either a six-speed manual or the company’s new EAT6 six-speed automatic transmission.
Diesel engine options for the revised 508 include a 112kW 2.0-litre turbo diesel paired to a six-speed manual and a more powerful 134kW version of the same motor fitted to the EAT6 six-speed auto.
Peugeot Australia couldn’t confirm timing for the new-look 508 for Australia, but it should arrive by about April 2015.
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